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Address: Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2021
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Explore the beautiful lagoon of Lord Howe Island with the most experienced...

Explore the beautiful lagoon of Lord Howe Island with the most experienced and friendly Glass Bottom boat, snorkel turtle tour operators.

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Snorkel & Turtle Tour

Great tour. We weren't sure that the tour would be able to go ahead as it was pouring just 45 minutes before we were due to go, but true to Lord Howe Island weather it changed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaxGreen133
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour. We weren't sure that the tour would be able to go ahead as it was pouring just 45 minutes before we were due to go, but true to Lord Howe Island weather it changed completely and was completely fine with some sunshine by 1pm. Peter decided to do things a bit differently due to the weather, so we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This ws good, but viewing from th e small window inthis crowded small boat was difficult. Saw fleeting glimpses of a couple of turtles, some nice colourful fishes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon with Pete sailing to North Bay for a walk along the beach learning about the birds and eve spotting a ghost crab. This was followed by afternoon tea (including yummy home made chocolate cake) and a walk to Old Gulch. Then off to snorkel near the wreck. Finally, we spent some time looking for turtles... More 

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Management response:

Hi Moose, Thank you for your positive review. Glad to hear you saw plenty of turtles. The photo of the ghost crab is very cool. Cheers Pete More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We had a great morning, with lots of colourful fish, turtles and even stingrays found in the crystal clear waters. Peter very patiently manuvered his glass bottom boat so that everyone got a chance for photos and viewing. At North Bay, morning tea was provided, and chance to walk to Mt Eliza or Old Gulch. A walk along the beach... More 

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Thank you Janinet for your recommendation, the North Bay Nature and Turtle Tour is or most popular tour. pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks Pete More 

Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Having been to North Bay with Pete of Islander Cruises twice before, I had no hesitation booking for 6 of us on "North Bay Nature & Turtle Tour". We missed Pete as he was "off-island", but Brian gave us just as wonderful an experience. We wanted to go 'all-day including lunch', but, when this wasn't on offer, we arranged to... More 

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1 Thank RoslynJS
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Hello Roslyn, Always good to hear from our regular guests. thankyou for your positivity and brief summary of the events including on Islander tours. Look forward to seeing you back on the Island very soon Thanks Pete More 

Brisbane, Australia
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284 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our group went with Islander Cruises three times: one to North Bay which included some snorkelling, another snorkelling in other parts of The Lagoon, and a cruise to Ball's Pyramid and around Lord Howe Is (we were lucky that the wind had eased near the end of our trip). Highly recommended.

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1 Thank NettyA
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thank you NettyA for your review, pleased to hear you enjoyed the boat trips! Look forward to seeing you back here in the near future. Thanks Pete More 

Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016

It would be hard to not get it right given the beautiful scenery of Lord Howe Island but Peter and his staff excel in making people comfortable and ensuring a good time. We went on two trips - on the glass bottomed boat to North Bay, and also the snorkelling cruise. Peter is attentive, very experienced and highly informative. He... More 

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Thanks BuxtonTravellers for your positive review, Glad to hear that you enjoyed both tours. Always a pleasure to meet and entertain new people visiting the island. cheers Pete More 

Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Stunning bird life and more on this round island cruise - circumnavigating lord howe and gaining insight from all angles on the remarkable landscape of this heritage listed island. Takes quite a white and if your into birdwatching don't forget your binoculars.

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1 Thank Lucinda P
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Hi Lucinda, The round island cruise is as you say a perfect way to grasp the size and diversity of the island. I particularly enjoy how different the mountains look from behind. Thanks for your review Pete More 

New South Wales, Australia
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77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a better way to get in the water, see some of the pristine snorkelling spots and walk along beautiful North Bay beach to see all the newly hatched and nesting Terns. Can't thank Pete enough for the phone calls and carefully considered , best times he chose during our week on Lord Howe. I did... More 

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Islanddweller68, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your positive review! Look forward to seeing you back on the Island for more turtles, fish and bird watching. Cheers Pete More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

W e went on two cruises, one glass bottomed boat on the Lagoon and one a Barbecue Lunch at North Bay. Lord Howe Island is a paradise off the Coast of NSW. You walk or ride a bike. We stayed at Pinetrees Lodge and walked to the Cruise Boatshed.

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Islanddweller68, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tours. See you next time! Cheers Pete More 

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